Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association (SCNA), established in 1991, is a non-profit neighborhood-based planning, organizing, and education focused group. Shingle Creek Neighborhood Associations strategic plan has the organization on a path for growth and capacity building. The board accomplished their intensive internal work of completing their NRP Phase I review and Phase II planning process that helped set the course for Shingle Creek Neighborhood Associations future of community building activities.
In this growth path, Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association applied for and received its 501c3 status in 2006 and is looking forward to continuing to build its capacity through partnerships, investments, and staff capacity, to accomplish its goals for improving the community.
Shingle Creek Neighborhood Associations mission is to protect and promote neighborhood interests and the health, safety and general welfare of the residents within Shingle Creek Neighborhood Associations geographic jurisdiction in a non-partisan, educational, and cooperative manner.
Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association has several community-wide events it hosts and sponsors: Camden Winterfest and Chili Cook-off, Tour de Camden, Shingle Creek Clean-up, Toys for Tots, Creekview Park's Halloween Haunted House and Summer Ice Cream Social, National Night Out, and Holiday on 44th.
SCNA has participated and been instrumental in such multi-faceted community development projects as the Humboldt Greenway; Creation of the Shingle Creek Regional Ponds; North Mississippi Regional Park and Interpretive Center; Real Estate Recycling Minneapolis Business Center; Olson Middle School improvements; Humboldt Industrial Park Planning, Visioning, Beautification and Greening; and Shingle Creek Commons Senior Facility.
Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association understands the importance and strength for the community by working jointly with other neighborhood groups and organizations when possible. Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association has partnered with: Lind-Bohanon, Camden Youth Engagement Project, McKinley, Victory, Webber-Camden Neighborhood Associations, Camden Alliance of Neighborhood, Mississippi Corridor Neighborhood Coalition, Common Ground Community Garden Group, Minneapolis Schools, Northside Neighborhood Alliance, Hennepin County, Minneapolis Park Board, and City of Minneapolis.
Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association has participated with successful multi-neighborhood and community-wide projects like: Northside Arts Collective Spring Art Party, Holiday on 44th, Northside Clean-up Day, 1000 TreePlanting, NorthWest Minneapolis Joint Community Policing Initiative, and the Northside Neighborhood Alliance effort.